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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey, testify about the benghazi, libya attack. and then a discussion on the federal response to soldiers with post dramatic stress disorder. and later, president obama and congressional leaders speak at the fellowship foundation's prayer breakfast. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following t
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
of defense after world war ii. in 1946, james forest all noted in his diary that the soviets believed that the post-war world should be shaped by a handful of major powers acting alone but he went on the american point of view is that all nations professing a desire for peace and democracy should participate and what ended up happening in the years since his something in between or. the united states and our allies succeeded in constructing a broad international architecture of alliances chiefly the u.n. the imf the world bank and nato that protected our interest and benefited people and nations around the world. yet it is undeniable that a handful of major powers did end up controlling those institutions, setting norms and shaping international affairs. now two decades after the end of the cold war, we faced a different world. more countries than ever have a voice in global debates. we see more paths to power opening up as nations gain influence to the strength of their economies rather than their militaries are going political and technological changes are empowering nonstate actors
Feb 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
created to leverage and coordinate the department of state, department of defense and a.i.d. resources for large-scale infrastructure projects in afghanistan. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule and that some of these projects may not achieve the positive coin effect for several years if at all. we also identified some messes where the projects resulted in the adverse effect because they either created an expectation gap among the's -- populace or lack of support. sigar intends to conduct more assessments of the programs designed to support the coin strategy in the upcoming years including an audit that we will initiate soon on the stabilization in the key areas program which is 177 billion-dollar community development program. like ways to sigar intends to increase its focus in the next year on that second question -- it he asked for each construction project and this is, to to do the afghans want it and do they need it? you would be surprised how long -- often we find that the answer to this question is no. let me give an example. a few days
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the united states of america. >> defense secretary panetta speaks at georgetown is airing on ark of kenyan uppercut by c-span. see it online at >> what i discovered a forgotten older and more mature at that is the worst strategy to achieve happiness in life is to make that your primary goal. if you make happiness which are striving for, you will not probably achieve it. instead of the narcissistic, self involved, caring about your own pleasures and satisfactions in life is your paramount goal. what i found this happiness is a byproduct of other things, meeting for work and family and friends and good health and lives in care. would you happiness not directing for a come of it and involving ourselves in fundamentally trying to have integrity and be a good person. >> now current head of the national transportation safety board, deborah hersman spoke with reporters for about an hour and a variety of issues including agency's investigation and problems with the boeing 787 and a fictitious candidate to replace reload as transportation secretary. [inaudible conversations] >> okay com
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
because a large part of the struggle is defensiveness on the part of people and institutions that you claim how is the implicit bias. so how do you effectively do so? regret to point to it, then commits the people participating in it that they are perpetuating an to recognize it before it in thing is done. so i want to throw this out to the panel. i'll start with mr. davies perhaps amend mr. harris and the market to the practical application of it was fair to law enforcement, dr. williams. >> thank you. it's an important and ask the question because their conception, our traditional conventional conception of how race operates on us and effects our judgment and decision-making is outmoded. we tend to think we can see racism in the same way that we used to when it was operating under white hood or with a white only signs on our walls or something really explicit and over. we can't see it that way anymore. the goodness is we have progressed beyond not as a society. we see it occasionally when people slipped up unintentionally, but it's a lot less likely that we are going to see it or no
Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
defensible than the path of wasteful and irresponsible spend we can have been on for decades. working families should come first. everybody agrees a fairer, simpler tax code would give all of us more time. in our attempt to make the tax code simpler, we must continue to demonstrate support for young parents who invest in having kids, and raising a family, because after all, they are america's most valued investors. in 1997, a republican congress created the child tax credit, specifically to help ease the financial burden of families raising children. in 2001, it was expanded. such a policy helped to limit the size of government and results in fewer americans looking to the government for support. now, leading up to april 15th, families will be besieged byern cozy over taxes, but it's health care economic the concern for a healthy family that always worries parents most. most americans have come to expect the besthawkhawk -- best health care in the world bus our system is too complex and too costly. president obama's law raised premiums and has made access to health care tougher. if we
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